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book awards co-sponsored by the columbus foundation. we chose the name to indicate as far as we know know, there have been 30,000 years of steroid -- storytelling. so the border directors are john d. macarthur and the but finally the lawyer for the state of california. this event it is being co-sponsored we'll acknowledge their generosity to bring s to the historic room. we want to welcome richard hudson to greet you and it is professor of marriages and a member of the faculty of american studies and interdisciplinary program. he came to the uc berkeley english department 1964 although he continues teaching and tell this but he it is now president of the west literature association. and that the berkley's annual conference in october and then he said the buck with that. [laughter] >> i basically want to say one word. you happen to be in this tool room of the english department. i'd like other rooms has total control of this room because of the donation by the -- and alumni. but to say one word of a raging within the english department, since i came here almost 50 years ago, there has
everybody to the 33rd annual american book awards sponsored by the four columbus foundation. we choose the name to indicate that as far as we know there's been 30,000 years of storytelling in north america. so the members of our board of directors are john macarthur fellow, recipient of the presidential medal. the current chancellor of the academy of american poets and finally, the current lawyer for the state of california. this will be cosponsored by the english department and the african-american studies department. and we are acknowledged their generosity for bringing up to this historical room. that everybody would be able to find it. it's like a landmark. the great poets of the road, great of the world. we want to welcome richard hudson, professor to preaching on behalf of this department. he was professor emeritus and a member of the affiliated faculty of the american studies program and interdisciplinary program that was key founder 25 years ago. he came to you see berkeley's english department in 1964 and retired in 2009. although he's continued teaching until this summer. his
. they had gone into this room and taken out seven textbooks, like rethinking columbus a book that is sold hundreds of thousands of copied, used by kids in rural alaska all the way to rural maine who have that -- and that book was put away into storage. and 11 teachers, almost a dozen teachers were told that they no longer have the right to teach literature from the perspective of mexican-americans, those who have given us our school district from the perspective of rethinking columbus. .. i have to begin, and i will tell you something about our stories. i went to find my story. i had been living outside of tucson for years, and i wanted to come back, working on another book, and deeply ameshed, of course, in other struggles and conflicts as the journalist in the coal fields around the world, back east, the deep south, hearing about tucson, the phoenix i've known, fought with over u of a and asu and the ball game and heard about what was going on, and i was wondering like the rest of the country, what is the matter with arizona? i had to go back in 2010 and try to understand beyond the scr
article 15 most over redid route -- white people from columbus, ronald reagan and is shakespeare. the only worse speaking those words than a black person and stepping out of line. stay q4 stepping up four per cent volume a. is a beef and near if it was not so wrong. liberty is meaningless and it is not just a freedom of speech i will leave you with this the most accurate comment about her current book came from "the american spectator", "mugged" is not just a book but a public service. i agree wholeheartedly. and colder is a public service and i would take that over commander -- a community organizer and a day. please join me to welcome ann coulter 55. [cheers and applause] >> i hope this isn't like the chris christie speech. i did briefly a runoff with a biker buy came back. i am who paid by introduction is not longer than my speech because i will try something new. are worked very hard i write them out and rearrange them to make sure there are enough jokes and then memorize them and 1/2 no speech for this. but i wrote the book. so i know how it goes. [laughter] i that i could describe it
by the before columbus foundation and it was held at the university of california berkeley. tomorrow the miami book fair international kicks off in florida and we will take you live there at 6:00 p.m. eastern to hear tom wolfe, author of back to blood. booktv will be live next weekend for more of the festival. those are just a few of the programs we will bring you this weekend. visit booktv.org for complete schedule. >> here's a look at some books being published this week. bill haas surprise when another request president jefferson's political process and thomas jefferson, the art of power. in the patriarch, the remarkable like and turbulent times of joseph kennedy, david nasa chronicles the life and career of the political dynasty. judge andrew napolitano, senior political analyst for fox news argues presidents theodore roosevelt and woodrow wilson disregarded the constitution to promote their own political agendas in theodore and woodrow, how two american presidents destroyed constitutional freedoms. in far from the tree parents, children and the search for identity, national book award win
most overrated white people, columbus to reagan to shakespeare, and the only thing than being a white person speaking those words is being a black person who steps out of line. all you have to do is look at city sigh dash, and thank you, ann, for standing up for her value -- valiantly. we really appreciate that. it would be absurd if it was not so wrong. that's the truth. as for example rick douglass said liberty is purpose less if the seek to -- ann practices freedom of speech every single day, and i'll leave you with this. i think the most accurate comment about ann's current book came from jeffrey lord and the american spectator who said "mugged is not just a bug, -- book, but a public service." i agree with that wholeheartedly. [applause] ann coulter is, indeed, a public servant, and i take that public servant over community organizer any day. please join me in welcoming ann coulter. [cheers and applause] [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you, thank you. you're too kind. i hope this is not like christie's speech at convention where he got a bigger welcome than an exit. [la
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